Air Force Is Leader in Renewable Energy Use
August 21, 2006
One of the nation's biggest users of wind power, The United States Air Force, is providing a great example for other federal agencies through its efforts to use renewable energy and practice energy efficiency. At Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, Assistant Secretary of Energy Alexander Karsner highlights the work done at the base, which gets 100% of its energy from renewable sources. These sources include wind energy, which is generated by wind turbines that safely operate close to the base. The work done at Dyess and across Air Force installations is evidence of the continued growing convergence of the Department of Energy's national security mission and the Department of Defense's drive to reliably use clean, renewable, domestic energy.